Sting and wife Trudie Styler were awarded honorary degrees on Sunday (May 27th) at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The Associated Press reported the pair received Doctors of Human Letters degrees at the university's 250th commencement. Also honored was Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz, among the others. Sting spoke briefly and credited the "American dream" for his life in music, which was ultimately realized by coming to the United States.
Sting also sang an impromptu and acapella version of the Guy B. Wood and Robert Mellin standard "My One And Only Love," which die-hards will remember he had recorded for the 1995 soundtrack to the Academy Award-winning winning film, Leaving Las Vegas.